The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)
The IGF supports more than 75 nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure that negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development, and environmental stewardship. The Secretariat's cornerstone Mining Policy Framework outlines best practices underpins the IGF's work on six focus areas:
- Legal and Policy Environment
- Financial Benefit Optimization
- Socioeconomic Benefit Optimization
- Environmental Management
- Post-Mining Transition
- Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
Deputy Director, IGF
Executive Director, IISD Europe; Senior Director, Economic Law & Policy
Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives
Senior Law Advisor, IGF
Suzy H. Nikièma
Lead, Sustainable Investment
Senior Communications Officer, Economic Law and Policy
Marion Provencher Langlois
Lead, Tax and Extractives
Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives
Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives
Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Equity
IGF Case Study: Inclusive Closure and Post-Mining Transition at the Golden Pride Mine, Tanzania
This IGF case study of an open-pit gold mine in Tanzania provides good examples of how closure and post-mining transition can be done effectively and inclusively.
Global Review: Integrating Gender Into Mining Impact Assessments
Taking stock of the available methods and tools to identify and address the gendered impacts of mining.
IISD Joins Global Battery Alliance
IISD is pleased to announce that it has joined the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) as a non-profit member. The GBA is a public–private collaboration platform founded in 2017 at the World Economic Forum to help establish a sustainable battery value chain by 2030.
Illicit Financial Flows and Conflict in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining: Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger
This report examines artisanal mining in border areas plagued by conflict and presents recommendations for policy-makers in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.
Getting Their Fair Share: Capacity building on mining taxation pays dividends for Mongolia
When the Mongolian government saw it was not getting its fair share of revenues from the mining sector, it sought support so it could collect unpaid taxes and become better equipped to safeguard the public’s financial interests.
IGF Case Study: Biodiversity and Mining Governance in Senegal and Turkey
This case study presents how mining’s impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems have been managed in Senegal and Turkey using the mitigation hierarchy.
Crean aplicación para apoyar las buenas prácticas en el sector minero. Así favorece a la minería artesanal (in Spanish)
Como finalistas del Gran Reto de la Minería Artesanal, MAPE Progress App ya recibió 750 mil dólares para acelerar el desarrollo de la iniciativa. En noviembre, si resultan ganadores, recibirían 1 millón de dólares más. La apliacación le abre oportunidades a los mineros artesanales y de pequela escala, y a los formalizados.
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